Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Riley Had An Ultrasound This Morning
He was still gagging even with the PepcidAC so the vet asked if she could practice her ultrasound techniques (for a reduced fee) and check out Riley's liver for a tumor.
So, this morning Riley went in (without breakfast) and he's on his way home now. There are NO tumors anywhere ( I guess she had him asleep so why not practice on all his organs). It's a VERY GOOD day here at my house. He'll be on antibiotics for awhile to hopefully stop whatever is happening in his liver (hepatitis-like things?). Another blood test in 6 weeks. Our vet says she's always happy when there is no tumor. Me, too. Riley will be ten on April 4th.
My daughter is finding Eat For Life to be a good fit for her. She has lost 20 pounds since New Years Day and looks wonderful. I am still trying to get used to her not being blonde. She is trying to find new recipes to make with the new vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. Pulled Pork was on her mind this morning. Subbing in squashes. I didn't think the texture would work. Anyone out there have any ideas? Tofu is NOT an option. She is loving a Roasted Head of Cauliflower with Peanut Sauce right now.
I am ALWAYS perplexed by avid vegetarian/vegans trying to replicate meat recipes. Why? You are making a moral decision not to eat (or wear) animal products but you want to eat "fake bacon"? Soy "meat" crumbles? Seitan turkey? Cashew cheese? I stand by the Vegan freezer cases at the grocery and just feel like I will never understand.
"Today's Purchase"- A Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel.
"Today's Reading"- Junkyard Dogs. Dark Horse yesterday.
"Today's Interest"- Snow Dye-ing of fabric. I have to see if I have any soda ash. I do have jars of Procion dyes that I never have used. I do have PLENTY of SNOW available. I also have a package of indigo. I think I have a box of latex gloves. And a mask. Sounds like I might be able to do some dye-ing.
I will now send an email to any daughter--Portobello mushrooms might just be the thing for "faux pulled pork"